Nominate an outstanding Renton woman
The Renton Business & Professional Women Organization each year selects an outstanding woman from the community.
To nominate someone you think qualifies, contact Irene Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The award ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Red Lion, 1 South Grady Way in Renton. Nominations are due by Sept. 14.
677 toddlers graduate
Kindering held its annual graduation Aug. 15 where nearly 700 toddlers of all abilities were celebrated as they graduated. Fifty-six of those graduates are from the Renton and Newcastle area.
This year marked the 56th graduating class. The Renton campus opened in October 2017 and last year Kindering served 4,455 families.
South Treatment Plant honored
The Washington State Department of Ecology honored King County’s South Treatment Plant with the Outstanding Performance Award for operational excellence that resulted in perfect compliance with all permit conditions in 2017, according to a media release.
Located in Renton, the South Plant also received the National Association of Clean Water Agency’s Platinum Peak Performance Award. For more information on the treatment plant, visit https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/wtd/system/south.aspx.
Eagles donate to kidney center
Mike O’Conner, from Kent and Renton Eagles member, championed fundraising for Northwest Kidney Centers. The center received a more than $25,000 check at the Eagles’ convention in Yakima.
O’Conner chose the center because his daughter’s kidneys failed when she was 21 years old and now two of her children have faced failing kidneys.
His daughter and his grandchildren have all received kidney transplants after dialysis treatment.
RTC faculty member honored
Renton Technical College instructor Alma Meza received the 2018 Pacific Regional Faculty Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. Meza was one of five faculty members in the country to be selected for this award and the first from Renton Technical College to receive this honor.
She received the Washington state award in May.
“We’re delighted that ACCT has discovered what we already know: Alma is one of the finest teachers there is,” President Kevin McCarthy said in a media release. “Her belief in the power of education and investment in her students — in knowing their individual stories and goals – inspire their success.”
The regional award will be presented at the annual ACCT Leadership Congress in New York in October.
Hazen grads receive scholarships
Each year, the Kennydale Lions Club awards scholarships to Hazen graduates who have been accepted at an accredited university or college. The awards are given out based on extracurricular activities, community service and financial need considerations, Scott Oda, from the club, wrote in an email.
Resource fair coming soon
PEPS is hosting a resource fair for new and expecting parents in Renton, Kent, Burien and south King County. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Burien Community Center.
The fair will allow parents to check out local resources available in south King County. The event is free. To learn more and to RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-expecting-parent-resource-fair-tickets-48700114353.
RenCon opens in Southcenter
RenCon opened its store inside Southcenter Mall to help promote its upcoming convention. The store will allow the public to get a taste of what to expect at RenCon. The store is located on the second floor near Sears on the northwest side of the mall. It will remain open on the weekends until the end of the convention.
Now in its third year, RenCon will be held Sept. 15 and 16 at the Hotel Interurban in Tukwila.